PathAway Newsletter

In this issue:

PathAway is now available on
Windows Mobile Smartphone

The latest builds include a pre-release of PathAway for Windows Mobile Smartphone running Windows Mobile 5 or higher. This version has all the features of the Pocket PC versions with extra features to allow full control of the application without the need of a touch-screen.

This version works on the most popular Windows Mobile 5/6 Smartphones such as the Motorola 'Q', HTC S710, HTC S621, Toshiba Portege, HTC S630, Samsung BlackJack/SGH-i600, HP iPAQ 510, HTC Qtek 8500, Dopod C730, i-mate Smartflip, HTC S620, i-mate SPL, HTC MTeoR, Samsung i320N etc.

Download the latest version to try PathAway on your WM Smartphone.


 

PathAway Data Transfer Utility
for Windows
FREE

The PathAway Data Transfer Utility (DTU) is an easy to use Windows-based wizard-style utility for converting and transferring tracks, routes, and points to and from your handheld. Now transfer files such as GPX, LOC to PathAway, and get PathAway data from PathAway and convert into GPX, LOC, KML or other formats. 

The DTU program is now included in the latest version of PathAway, or can be downloaded seperately at http://pathaway.com/convert.htm.

To Transfer data, simply run the program and follow the steps to do the conversion and transfer of your data. If you don't want to transfer to the device, you can simply run the "Convert" command to convert from one format to another.


System Requirements:

  • For Windows Mobile, ActiveSync must be connected for direct data transfer.
  • For Palm OS, the data is extracted from your Palm Backup folder. On send, data is added to the Palm Installer. You must HotSync to transfer the data to the Palm OS device.

Formats Supported:

  • PathAway Delimited Text,
  • PathAway PalmOS PDB
  • GPX and LOC (Geocaching formats)
  • KML (Google Earth Keyhole Markup language), 
  • CSV (Text Commad Delimited)
  • OZI PCX5, OZI Track,
  • Waypoint+ (Garmin)

You can also define your own delimited data format to use for transfer by creating your own .CAL file and placing it in the Program folder. See information on the .CAL format at http://pathaway.com/convert.htm.


PathAway + Maps on SD-Card

New product from Navisat delivers PathAway and maps of Czech Republic and Slovakia.

TourNavigatorNavisat's new product "TourNavigator" includes PathAway and their entire collection of maps in PathAway format on a single SD-Card.

Simply slide in the card, and go. SD card contains an auto-install of licensed version of PathAway GPS 4 Standard Edition.

Visit www.TourNavigator.cz or www.navisat.cz to purchase the TourNavigator product. Navisat plans to expand it's offerering to other locations in Europe so keep checking with them for other maps you may be interested in.

 


 

 

PathAway GPS 4 - Professional Edition
for Windows Mobile

purchase now

PathAway Professional Edition has all of the features of PathAway GPS 4 - Standard Edition plus new features targeted towards power users and professionals. Of significance, PathAway PRO has 2-way wireless remote location tracking. See where others are right from your handheld, share your location with others, or send to a central tracking service. Also, PathAway PRO can now download maps on-the-fly from the internet via the new WebMaps feature.

Send My Location: PathAway Screen showing remotes

Send your current GPS location to another user or remote tracking service via SMS or Http protocol. See PathAway Send/Receive Format  document for the supported send formats. Send manually via command, or have location sent automatically based on preset intervals.

Retrieve Remote Locations

As new Remotes are retrieved, they are assigned a default background color for display on the map. This color can be modified by Editing the Remote Item Info. Remotes are tracked by their ID passed along with the location message. The Label for a remote can be modified by the user for easier on-screen identification.

Retrieval is achieved either when an SMS message containing location information is received, or via automatic or manual polling of an Http-based Tracking server.

For Servers that return timestamp information, PathAway will download only updated location information.

On-Map Remote Labels:

- For each remote location being tracked, the tag on the map can display current location and heading of remotes, course, speed, elevation of remote, date/time of retrieval, distance to, course to, and elevation difference.

Web Maps  - Download maps from the web (Internet connectivity required)

Designed for Phone Edition Pocket PCs, Web Maps allows you to download maps on-the-fly from a Map Server. Maps will be downloaded in the background and displayed on the screen as they complete downloading. Maps are cached, so downloading only needs to be done once.
Currently supported map servers:

Google Maps: Worldwide street and satellite maps.
Terraserver-USA Maps: USGA Topographic and aeriel photo maps. Covers USA only.

Calculate Location by Vector

Calculate a new Location by entering a distance and course from a starting location.
Available from Goto Location and Point Edit Location dialogs. Great for geocaching when you're provided only with a course and distance vector from your current location.

Directional Alarms

- In addition to the off-track and altitude warnings, turn instructions, and proximity notifications, PRO now offers different alarm sounds for left and right turns, left and right of off-track warning, and high and low elevation warnings.

Custom Alarms can trigger external programs

- Set the alarm sound in a Point to "EXEC <url or program name>" to have PathAway launch a special program or call up a Web Page when the proximity to the point has been reached. Great for tour guide application.

Map Display

- Views of Distance Radials on Map. See View->Map Display... settings. Displays distance radials in predefined distance rings.

Find Location by Street Address Lookup: (Internet connectivity required)

Enter a street address, then choose from the closest points found. Choose whether to show the point on the map, add a new point, or navigate to the address location.

New Find Location Dialog

- New Find Location dialog is now a Wizard style to provide step-by-step assistance on finding the location you're looking for. Options include: select location by coordinates, Online Street Address lookup, Point database lookup, or start of track or route locate. Once found, choose whether to show the point on the map, add a new point, or navigate to the new point.

User Interface Improvements

- Added New UI Elements including Reorganized Menus. Optional Text-based tools option for one handed control. (See View->Text Menus).  Switch directional arrows between Zoom map, Scroll map, select item on map, and select dashboard item.
- GPS Status added as a Dashboard option.
- "Show Note" to Point Context Menu. Displays note text of waypoint. Also, a 'T' icon will show on the Proximity Dash item. Click on the 'T' to show the waypoint Notes.
- Screens made square and widescreen aware.
- UI Screens now utilize Windows Mobile 5 command key buttons.

PathAway Map Manager

- Basic support added for OZIExplorer .map and .geo import. Currently supports multi-point calibration in "dd mm.mmm" format. Open the map by bitmap name (ie. map.jpg) and PathAway will look for an associated Map or .geo calibration file.
- Map Manager, support for PNG, GIF and TIF files.


PathAway Mac Map Manager

Pre-Release available for Download
Developer Mikko Harjanne has created a version of PathAway Map Manager for the Macintosh. Note: this is not a product from MuskokaTech, but we are facilitating its development and release to customers.
Mac Map Manager
The current version is a pre-release available for public tryouts. If you would like to try this program, please go to http://pathaway.com/prerelease4/PWMacMapMan.html

 


Updates - Get the Latest Software Revisions

Remember that updates for minor revisions are FREE. This means if you are running version 4.00.39, then you can download and install version 4.00.71 for FREE.  If your version number starts with a 4, then all revisions starting with 4 are free.

We are actively updating the software on a regular basis. Check your version number that appears on the 'About PathAway' screen on your Handheld, against the posted latest version on PathAway.com.

To install the latest, simply go to the Download page and install over top of your current version. Your data will not be affected. If your version is quite old, you may need to reenter your Registration key, so make sure you have it handy before installing.

Latest versions are as follows:

PathAway GPS 4 Standard Edition for Windows Mobile 
v4.00.71, Sept 9, 07

- Improved: Map Calibration using Nudge controls and 3point editing controls.
- Added: Map Calibration: Rotate calibration by left and right angle
- Added Data Transfer Utility and PWDBConvert: Support for import multiple types in single GPX files.
- Added GPX import: Support for additional tags such as &quot; symbols and extra geocaching tags.
- Fixed: Icons not showing in Select Point dialog.
- Added: Device only, Support for import multiple types in single GPX files.
- Added - Editting of Projection Parameters on Windows Mobile.
- Fixed: 3pt calibration dialog reappearing after closing then changing screens.
- Added - Detection of External Media Insertion/Removal. On a media card change PathAway will now load and unload maps and data automatically.
- Added - Options/Preferences/Tracking: Record 3D fixes only
- Added: Total Distance, Area info to "Details" dialog for Routes/Tracks
- Modified PocketMode. To address devices with only 2 hard keys, PW will now exit Pocket mode with any combinations of 2 hard keys. For Keyboard devices, 'Q' followed by ''P' will exit Pocket Mode, or '1' then '3'..
- Fixed: Track/Route occasional rendering problems.
- Fixed: Not saving "Enabled" and transp mode flags when a large number of tracks/routes/maps/point databases are installed.
- Fixed: Point Details- Show on Map menu option not working
- Improved: Hard Keys for Zoom now do not repeat on press and hold. Now next Zoom is initiated for each button press.
- Added: Manual Route Advance. At the end of the route, Advance will ask if you want to go to the start of the route.
- Added: 19200 baud rate.

PathAway GPS 4 Professional Edition for Windows Mobile:
v4.00.71, Sept 9, 07

- Improved: Map Calibration using Nudge controls and 3point editing controls.
- Added: Map Calibration: Rotate calibration by left and right angle
- Added Data Transfer Utility and PWDBConvert: Support for import multiple types in single GPX files.
- Added GPX import: Support for additional tags such as &quot; symbols and extra geocaching tags.
- Fixed: Icons not showing in Select Point dialog.
- Added: Device only, Support for import multiple types in single GPX files.
- Fixed: Set Distance in Kilometers, Distance Radials still plotted in Naut. Miles.
- Added - Editting of Projection Parameters on Windows Mobile.
- Fixed: 3pt calibration dialog reappearing after closing then changing screens.
- Fixed: Send Log info being added to GPS Log
- Added - Detection of External Media Insertion/Removal. On a media card change PathAway will now load and unload maps and data automatically.
- Added - Options/Preferences/Tracking: Record 3D fixes only
- Added: GPS Accuracy reporting to dashboard: PDOP, HDOP, VDOP, and Track PDOP, HDOP, VDOP.
- PDOP, HDOP, VDOP, Accuracy, added to track log and GPX export.
- Added: Total Distance, Area info to "Details" dialog for Routes/Tracks
- Modified PocketMode. To address devices with only 2 hard keys, PW will now exit Pocket mode with any combinations of 2 hard keys. For Keyboard devices, 'Q' followed by ''P' will exit Pocket Mode, or '1' then '3'..
- Fixed: Track/Route occasional rendering problems.
- Fixed: Not saving "Enabledand transp mode flags when a large number of tracks/routes/maps/point databases are installed.
- Fixed: Point Details- Show on Map menu option not working
- More improvements on SmartPhone version. inc. backspace and Clipboard support for text
- Improved: Hard Keys for Zoom now do not repeat on press and hold. Now next Zoom is initiated for each button press.
- Fixed: Saving options: GPS Log filename, Selected Sentences, maximum log size
- Added: Manual Route Advance. At the end of the route, Advance will ask if you want to go to the start of the route.
- Added: 19200 baud rate.

PathAway GPS 4 Standard Edition for Palm OS 
v4.00.71 Sep 11, 07

- Added Import GPX: Support for larger GPX files.
- Improved Map Calibration using Nudge controls and 3point editing controls.
- Added GPX import: Support for additional tags such as &quot; symbols and extra geocaching tags.
- Added support for import multiple types in single GPX files.
- Added support for OZI maps Transverse Mercator projection with only 2 calibration points
- Added - Options/Preferences/Tracking: Record 3D fixes only
- Added: Total Distance and Area to Track/Route Details dialog.
- Added: Manual Route Advance. At the end of the route, Advance will ask if you want to go to the start of the route.

  • PathAway Map Manager:

    - Added support for OZI maps Transverse Mercator projection with only 2 calibration points
    - Added: Map Manager now gets the registered folder names from ActiveSync.

    PathAway Data Transfer Utility:

    - Now included in regular install.
    - Added GPX import: Support for additional tags such as &quot; symbols and extra geocaching tags.
    - Added support for import multiple types in single GPX files.

    These latest revisions are FREE if you have a registration key for any version 4.x of PathAway. These revisions contain new features and increased stability. Check the Release Notes for details on the improvements.  


  • About PathAway GPS 4

    If you work or play in the outdoors, PathAway is the companion to take with you.

    For Outdoor Recreation: PathAway provides affordable navigational support for aviation, boating, automobile (on and off-road), hiking, cycling, touring, rally racing, motorcycle touring, ballooning, scuba diving, fishing, hunting, paragliding, mountain climbing, ultra-light flying, canoeing, snowmobiling, athletic training, outdoor education, geocaching, and more.
    For Professional use: PathAway's powerful feature set makes it a great tool for mapping/GIS, mining, military mapping, surveying, site inspection, personnel training, education, telematics, field data collection, archaeology, security, search and rescue, asset management, agronomy, or any application where location is important.

    Standard Edition Key Features:

    • Palm OS and Windows Mobile Platforms.
    • GPS Navigation with most GPS Devices (including Bluetooth)
    • Import your own Maps using PathAway Map Manager
    • Intelligent Moving Map Display
    • Map Projections, Grid, and Datum support
    • Add Personal Points of Interest/Waypoints
    • Record and Follow your Tracks
    • Track, Multi and single Point-to-Point Routing
    • Navigation Warnings and Alarms
    • Onscreen Trip Statistics on a Customizable Dashboard
    • Large Compass Display for position status at a glance
    • Palm OS and Windows Mobile versions
    • Import and Export of GPX, LOC and Delimited formats
    • Transfer Data To and From GPS Devices

    Professional Edition Additional Features:

    • Send/Receive Locations via SMS or Http protocol.
    • Monitor Remote Locations
    • Calculate Location by Vector
    • Directional Alarms
    • Custom Alarms can trigger external programs
    • Find Location by Street Address Lookup
    • Download Web-maps on-the-fly

    Platforms Supported:

    • Palm OS 3.5 and higher
    • Windows Mobile - Pocket PC 2002 (SE only)
    • Windows Mobile - Pocket PC 2003
    • Windows Mobile 5 - Pocket PC
    • Windows Mobile 5 - Smartphone
    • Windows Mobile 6 - Professional (Pocket PC Phone)
    • Windows Mobile 6 - Classic (Pocket PC)
    • Windows Mobile 6 - Standard (Smartphone)

     Visit us at PathAway.com for all the details


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    The PathAway Team